Found

I was in Bahir Dar, in northwest Ethiopia, exactly a year ago, in March of 2007.  I stopped at a cyber café to get caught up with the world.  Microsoft Word was open at the computer I happened to select; the text and format of the document I found is reproduced below. 

Dear Werner you are really good man of not disappointing me .you keep your word.lt is almost two years since we departed.  Honestly speaking.  I also keep the promise we made.hearI am praying to be our love stand true.  I spend the past days of my life in looking for your coming to Ethiopia.  It is clear that my plan is to meet you and live the rest of my life being with you.

       All of my families are ok.  Two of my brothers will product after a few menthes .one of my brother has got a got a got out side of bahirdar.

                I have had a certificate in mission change and development in tourism, I of course open a shop but it was not profitable and no market so after some months

 later

I close the shop.  Also I have served in a cafeteria for half day but you know the charge money is much less than than that of the work. now I am working at at home Lread   Book Amharicficion and some English language sometime I go swimingpool.L participated in different social affairs. But what Want remind you still at the present is my Uncles are nagging marry but L told them to stay for some days because L have to see our final destiny (mine and yours).so here Lam honestly waiting for yours coming againt to ethioia,eventhough how much difficult the past two years of my life. so Lneed        You to understand me as you already are to some extent, as Lhave no boy frind.

                               Selam,bye

The story is a typical one.  In fact, the only thing unusual about this particular écrivain is how literate, entrepreneurial, and technologically savvy she seems to be.  Throughout the global south, there are women wondering when, or if, their American and European lovers are returning, as the men surely promised whenever it was convenient for them to say such sweet things.

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